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Environment Canada issues heat warning for Toronto on the first day of fall

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DH Toronto Staff Sep 22, 2017 2:46 pm 423

Environment Canada has issued a weekend heat warning for the City of Toronto.

Weekend temperatures are expected to reach 30°C. However, with the humidex value, it will feel more like 37°C and 38°C on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Despite it being the first weekend of fall, we recommend that you hit up splash pad instead of sipping on a pumpkin spice latte.

Environment Canada Heat Warning

Temperatures and humidity are expected to increase this weekend under continued sunny skies. Maximum humidex values are forecast to approach 40 on both Saturday and Sunday, and the unseasonably warm temperatures and humidity are likely to persist into early next week.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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